Mari is doing well and is out of the hospital! She should be baptized in the upcoming weeks. She actually told us she would be at church on Sunday, but when Sunday rolls around, no Mari. This is usually the sinking feeling that you get when you realize an investigator isn't keeping commitments and is that close to baptism. It's not a very good feeling. But we decided to go and find Mari. So, in the heat of Elche, in our suits, we went running through the streets to go and pick her up for church. It worked. She had actually fallen asleep and for that reason didn't answer our phone calls. Whoops. She came and really enjoyed church.
We've been finding a lot of new investigators that have been waiting for the missionaries but for some reason missionaries stopped coming by. It makes me really appreciate good record keeping. A lot of these people have records, but they are incomplete and don't have any reason as to why the missionaries stopped visiting them. So, advice for future missionaries: do your area book. The missionaries that follow will be very grateful to you for it.
We had a number of investigators and set appointments fail us this last week, but I think that's what makes you want to grow your area even more.
The scripture that I chose for this week is the famous "I will go and do" (1 Nephi 3:7). It teaches a lot of things about obedience, and I think that it really has played an important in having motivation and desire to always work hard. So keep going and doing. It really is an amazing work and a great day to be a missionary.
|With Elder Pesce (Chile).|